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  1. VIII Bomber Command 65

    VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...

  2. VIII Bomber Command 66

    VIII Bomber Command 66

    23 June 1943
    A combined force of 172 B-17s is despatched from 91BG (13); 92BG (14); 303BG (22); 305BG (21); 306BG (22); 351BG (20); 379BG (20); 381BG (22); and 384BG (18). Also 8 YB-40 gunships from 92BG are interspersed in the formation. The intention was for 140...

  3. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    24 June 1943
    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group has been supplemented with antoher squadron of F-5s, the 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. 5 F-5s are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France. This is the first mission for 22PRS.

  4. VIII Fighter Command FO - 54 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 54 FIGHTER SWEEP

    24 June 1943
    A combined force of 80 P-47 is despatched from 56FG and 78FG to make a fighter sweep of the of the Hague and St. Omer areas. A small group of enemy fighters is encountered and the American airmen claim 1-0-1 of the enemy aircraft. There are no losses.

  5. VIII Fighter Command FO - 55 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 55 FIGHTER SWEEP

    24 June 1943
    A force of 48 P-47s is despatched from 4FG to make a fighter sweep of the Hesdin/Boulogne/ Doullenes area of France. No enemy aircraft are encountered. There are no losses or claims.

  6. VIII Fighter Command FO - 56 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 56 BOMBER ESCORT

    25 June 1943
    A force of 130 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to provide escort of the bombers headed for Hamburg. Because of the scattered formation of the bomber stream the fighters find it too difficult to provide adequate protection and return early....

  7. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    25 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 4 F-5s on photographic reconnaisannce sorties over portions of France.

  8. VIII Bomber Command 67

    VIII Bomber Command 67

    25 June 1943
    This mission was intended to be the first major attack on the industrial area of Hamburg, Germany but weather and contrails made fromation flying too difficult and dangerous. As a result, the main formation 197 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (23); 303BG ...

  9. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    26 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS and 22PRS despatch 9 F-5s on photographic reconnaissnace sorties of France in the Pas-de Calaise area. 1 F-5 is MIA.

  10. VIII Fighter Command FO - 57 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 57 BOMBER ESCORT

    26 June 1943
    A combined force of 130 P-47s is deptached from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to provide escort for the heavy bomber formation despatched to Villacoublay, France. The formation tangles with German fighters and the 56FG loses 4 P-47 to direct cause by enemy...

  11. VIII Bomber Command 68

    VIII Bomber Command 68

    26 June 1943
    The targets for today are all Luftwaffe installations: the Villacoublay air depot SW of Paris, France is the primary; the airfield at Poissy, France is attacked as the secondary because of cloud cover; the airfield at Tricqueville, France; and the...

  12. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    27 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 3 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France. One sortie is to photograph the airfield at Triqueville for damage assessment.

  13. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    28 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 3 F-5s on photographic reconaissance sorties over France.

  14. VIII Fighter Command FO - 58 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 58 BOMBER ESCORT

    28 June 1943
    A combined force of 130 P-4s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG are despatched to provide fighter escort for the 1st Bomb Wing formation despatched to bomb St. Nazaire. The formation is only able to escort the formation part way to the target because of the range...

  15. VIII Bomber Command 69

    VIII Bomber Command 69

    28 June 1943
    The primary specific target for this mission are the lock gates at St. Nazaire, France to be attacked by two separate formations and also another force is despatched to bomb the German airfield at Beaumon Le Roger, France. A formation of 120 B-17s of...

  16. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    29 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 2 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties to photograph the port facilities at St. Nazaire, France to permit damage assessment from the bomber mission of the day before. Both F-5s are shot down.

  17. VIII Fighter Command FO - 59 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 59 FIGHTER SWEEP

    29 June 1943
    A combined force of 126 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG are despatched to perform a fighter sweep ahead of the 1st Bomb Wing formations attacking Villacoublay and Tricqueville. None of the force is lost and 78FG pilots claim 2-0-0 of German fighters.

  18. VIII Bomber Command 70

    VIII Bomber Command 70

    29 June 1943
    1st Bomb Wing despatches two formations: one has the air depot at Villacoublay, France as their primary; and one has the Luftwaffe airfield at Tricqueville, France as their primary....

  19. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    01 July 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 1 F-5 on a photographic reconnaissance sortie to France.

  20. VIII Fighter Command FO 60 - FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO 60 - FIGHTER SWEEPS

    01 July 1943
    A combined force of 129 P-47s are despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG on fighter sweeps. The 78FG is the only Group to encounter enemy aircraft, and they lose 1 aircraft and pilot MIA. The Groups claim 4-1-5 on enemy aircraft.

  21. VIII Fighter Command FO 62 - FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO 62 - FIGHTER SWEEPS

    02 July 1943
    A combined force of 80 P-47s is despatched from 56FG and 78FG on fighter sweeps in the Le Touquet, France area. No enemy aircraft are encountered. No losses or claims.

  22. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    03 July 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 2 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties to France.

  23. VIII Bomber Command 71

    VIII Bomber Command 71

    04 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France and the lock gates and harbour facilities at La Pallice, France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is comprised of three elements:...

  24. VIII Fighter Command FO-65 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-65 FIGHTER SWEEP

    06 July 1943
    A combined force of 124 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG are sent on fighter sweeps of the Rotterdam, Holland area. There are no losses or claims.

  25. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    08 July 1943
    3 F-5s are despatched from 7th Photographic Group on sorties over France.

  26. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    09 July 1943
    1 F-5 from 13th Photographic Squadron is despatched on a photographic reconnaissance sortie over France.

  27. VIII Fighter Command FO-67 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-67 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    09 July 1943
    A combined force of 128 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG and 78FG are despatched on fighter sweeps in the Ghent, Belgium area. No losses or claims.

  28. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    10 July 1943
    2 F-5s from 13th Photographic Squadron are despatched on sorties over France to assess damage on the German airfields at Caen and Abbeville, France.

  29. VIII Fighter Command FO-68 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-68 BOMBER ESCORT

    10 July 1943
    A combined force of 128 P-47s is despatched from 4FG; 56FG; and 78FG to provide escort for the bomber formations of VIII Bomber Command mission #72. There are no losses or claims.

  30. VIII Bomber Command 72

    VIII Bomber Command 72

    10 July 1943
    German airfields at Caen, Abbeville, and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. 112 B-17s form a combined force from 91BG; 92BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG and 381BG to bomb the German airfield (Carpiquet) at Caen, France. Cloud...

  31. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    13 July 1943
    3 F-5s from 13th Photographic Squadron are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France.

  32. VIII Fighter Command FO-71 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-71 BOMBER ESCORT

    14 July 1943
    A combined force of 128 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; and 78FG provide escort for the Amiens/Glisy element of VIII Bomber Command Mission #73. 3 aircraft are lost: 4FG (1) - 1KIA; 78FG (2) - 1KIA 1WIA-RTD. Also, on this date a Spitfire IX, TN EM564 of 485...

  33. VIII Bomber Command 73

    VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

  34. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    15 July 1943
    2 F-5s from 13th Photographic Squadron are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over central France.

  35. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    16 July 1943
    1 F-5 from 13th Photographic Squadron is despatched on a meteorologic flight over central France.

  36. VIII Air Support Command 01

    VIII Air Support Command 01

    16 July 1943
    This is the first mission flown by medium bombers (B-26) of the VIII Air Service Command. 16 B-26s from 323rd Bomb Group are despatched to make an attack at medium altitude on the railroad marshaling yards at Abbeville, France. 14 are effective on the...

  37. VIII Fighter Command FO-72 FIGHTER DIVERSION

    VIII Fighter Command FO-72 FIGHTER DIVERSION

    16 July 1943
    A combined force of 127 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; and 78FG fly a diversionary raid in the Dunkirk/Calaise/Ostend/ St. Omer area in support of the B-26 mission on the Abbeville, France marshaling yards. No losses or claims.

  38. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    17 July 1943
    6 F-5s from 13th Photographic Squadron are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France and Holland. 1 F-5 MIA near Scheldt, Holland. Pilot KIA.

  39. VIII Air Support Command 02

    VIII Air Support Command 02

    17 July 1943
    This second mission by 16 B-26s from 323BG is a diversion flown in the Cayeux area of France. There are no losses or claims.

  40. VIII Bomber Command 74

    VIII Bomber Command 74

    17 July 1943
    The railroad industry at Hannover, Germany and the aircraft industry at Hamburg, Germany were the intended targets for this mission but weather caused the mission to be cancelled. The element sent to Hannover was a combined force of 207 B-17s from:...

  41. VIII Fighter Command FO-74 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-74 BOMBER ESCORT

    17 July 1943
    A combined force of 126 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG, and 78FG are dispatched to escort the bomber formations heading for Hannover and Hamburg, Germany on VIII Bomber Command mission # 74. However, most of the flights are recalled along with the bombers...

  42. VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    23 July 1943
    1 F-5 from 7th Photographic Group is depatched on a meteorological sortie to Rouen, France.

  43. VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    24 July 1943
    1 F-5 from 7th Photographic Group is despatched on a meterolgical sortie to Rouen, France.

  44. VIII Bomber Command 75

    VIII Bomber Command 75

    24 July 1943
    Three targets in Norway are the primary targets for this first mission flown by 8th AIr Force to Norway. They are the nitrate works at Heroya and the port areas at Trondheim and Bergen. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (22)...

  45. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    25 July 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Group are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France.

  46. VIII Air Support Command 3

    VIII Air Support Command 3

    25 July 1943
    18 B-26s are despatched from 323BG to attack the coke ovens at Ghent, Belgium. 13 of this force are effective on the target. Ther are no losses or claims. The force was escorted by Spitfires of the RAF.

  47. VIII Fighter Command FO-78 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-78 FIGHTER SWEEP

    25 July 1943
    A combined force of 112 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; and 78FG are despatched on a fighter sweep of the coast of Belgium and Holland in support of the B-26 attack by VIII Air Support Command on the coke ovens at Ghent, Belgium. There are no losses or claims.

  48. VIII Fighter Command FO-79 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-79 FIGHTER SWEEP

    25 July 1943
    34 P-47s from 56FG are despatched to perform a fighter sweep in support of RAF bombers.

  49. VIII Bomber Command 76

    VIII Bomber Command 76

    25 July 1943
    This mission was composed of three elements. The primary targets were the diesel engine works at Hamburg, Germany; the shipyards at Kiel, Germany and the aircraft industries at Warnemude, Germany, but weather frustrated the effort. The first element...

  50. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    26 July 1943
    5 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo reconnaissance sorties along the French-Channel coast.